Recipes

Garden Fresh

how to grow these springtime staples, plus three light & easy recipes the new year off right

Lost Recipes

The sweet treats of my childhood were quite humble. Many afternoons when I arrived home from school during the winter months, Mama had sweet potatoes, still warm from the oven, on a tray along with a can of Steen’s 100%…

Farewell to Summer

I'll miss the languid days spent lolling in my hammock in the shade of the giant live oak trees on my property on Bayou Teche. I'll miss a quick dip in my sister's swimming pool followed by a trip, with…

Garden to Table

This is the time of year to plant beets, carrots and potatoes in anticipation of all the earthy flavors we’ll enjoy a few months down the road. The days when beets were predictably red, carrots were always orange and potatoes…

How to Make Canapés

Canapés are defined as small, decorative pieces of bread (toasted or untoasted) that are topped with savory garnishes such as anchovies, cheese or some type of spread. They've always fascinated me. They were often served at ladies’ tea parties or…

Lost Recipes of Acadiana

One of Papa’s favorite treats for the holidays was what he called tac-tac: popcorn balls. He often sent a request to Tante Belle, who lived next door to us when I was a youngster to make him a batch. She…

Recipes: Pecan Treats

This morning the noise caused by pecans bouncing on the tin roof of my office sounded like I was being blasted by machine guns. Not only were the squirrels having a hey-day, but there was a stiff breeze, signaling a…

Recipes to Celebrate

Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and other upcoming celebrations call for a variety of recipes.